INDIANAPOLIS (July 4, 2016) – The Indians surrendered an early lead as Louisville stormed back with 11 unanswered runs in a lopsided, 11-3 defeat on Monday at Victory Field.
Indianapolis (44-41) jumped out to an early advantage in the first inning. Jason Rogers grounded into a double play with the bases loaded, scoring one run. Danny Ortiz followed that with his 10th home run of the season in the second – a two-run shot to right.
That would be the end of the Indians’ scoring as Louisville (42-42) went on to score 11 runs to close the game.
Tribe starter Frank Duncan (5-4) received the loss for surrendering six runs, two earned, over 4.1 innings of work. John Kuchno and Trey Haley came on in relief.
Bats starter Amir Garrett (1-1) was credited with the win for giving up three earned runs over six frames.
The Indians are back in action on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. back at Victory Field.